Singer 1004 Sewing Machine User Manual

Needles must be in perfect condition.
Problems can occur with: A. Bent needles B. Damaged points C. Blunt needles
The Presser Foot Lifter is located inside the “C” area of the machine. Use this to raise and
lower the presser foot.
Raise the Presser Foot Lifter before beginning to thread the machine, to ensure that the
machine is properly threaded. Raise it also to remove work from the machine when sewing
is finished. Lower the Presser Foot Lifter after setting fabric under the presser foot,
to begin sewing.
There are various styles of needles available for your machine, depending on the type of
fabric you are sewing. Be sure to use the correct style and size of needle to achieve the
best results for your sewing projects.
The most common needle styles are regular point and ball point. The most commonly
used sizes are: 11/80, 14/90 and 16/100. The smaller the number is, the smaller the
needle size is. The larger the number is, the larger the needle is. Use smaller size
needles for lighter weight fabrics and larger size needle for heavier weight fabrics. The
chart below offers some suggestions for matching thread type and needle type with
various fabrics, for best results.
Regular point needles are designed for use with fabrics that are woven, such as cotton,
linen, silk, denim or twill. The style number for this needle is 2020.
Ball point needles are designed for use with fabrics that are stretch knit, such as spandex,
t-shirt knit or tricot. The style number for this needle is 2045.
Fabric Thread
Needle Style
Needle Size
Lightweight: taffeta,
organdy, batiste
Medium weight: linen,
challis, chintz, cotton
Medium heavy: tweed,
denim, corduroy
Knit: stretch woven,
spandex, tricot
All purpose thread;
Silk thread
All purpose thread;
Silk thread
All purpose thread;
Heavy duty cotton
All purpose thread;
Silk thread
14 or 16
Change the needle regularly, especially if it is showing signs or wear or causing problems.
For best sewing results, always use SINGER brand needles.
To insert a new needle, first turn the Power On/Off & Speed Control Switch to the “off” position.
Loosen the needle clamp screw.
Remove the old needle and discard it.
Insert the new needle, with the flat side toward the back, as far up as it will go.
Tighten the needle clamp screw securely.